pH (potential of hydrogen) is a scale of acidity from 0 to 14.
<7 = acidic
7 = neutral
>7 = alkaline (basic)
pH balance is important
Everything that enters your pool has a pH value and can change the overall pH of your pool.
A pool that is....
pH = 7.4
The ideal swimming pool water pH range is 7.4-7.6
However, ranges 7.2-7.8 produce a safe environment for swimming and the maintenance of a pool; they may be best used as a "warning range" to adjust the pH to a more optimal value.
How a pool service can help
Trained pool technicians are knowledgable in the chemicals needed to return pH to a safe value. Technicians must properly calculate and add the correct chemical combinations to achieve optimal pH for your pool while also determining how much time must pass for the pool to be considered safe to swim in again.
Some things that Blue Wave Pool Technicians consider:
pH is only one aspect of regular pool maintenance yet it requires time, patience and precision in calculation and chemical choice to prevent damage to the pool and equipment.
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